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Case Number: 3:19-cr-00181-DJH
Judge: David J. Hale
Court: United States District Court for the Western District of Kentucky (Louisville County)
Plaintiff's Attorney: United States Attorney’s Office
Description: Louisville, KY: Felony possession of a firearm criminal defense lawyer represented Defendant, Daniel Tawan Mathis, Jr., age 31, who was in possession of a gun on April 13, 2019, in the Western District of Kentucky, Jefferson County, with knowledge that he had previously been convicted of a felony. Court documents allege that Mathis had been convicted of three counts of Robbery in the second degree in Jefferson Circuit Court, case number 05-CR-731, on March 3, 2005, and two counts of Complicity to Robbery in the first degree in Jefferson Circuit Court, case number 06-CR-2667, on August 22, 2006. At the time of this federal offense, Mathis was on state parole.
During his plea, Mathis admitted in open court that he possessed a Hi-Point .380 and ammunition. He further admitted that he knew he was a convicted felon and that he was prohibited from possessing a firearm.
Mathis has three prior convictions for crimes of violence and was sentenced to a 15-year mandatory-minimum term of imprisonment pursuant to the Armed Career Criminal Act. There is no parole in the federal system.
“I commend the ATF and LMPD for their work in this case,” stated Acting U.S. Attorney Michael A. Bennett. “We will continue to strategically utilize federal resources and partner with LMPD to target the most significant drivers of violence in Louisville.”
“Firearms possessed by convicted felons pose a serious threat,” stated ATF Special Agent in Charge R. Shawn Morrow of the Louisville Division. “Together with LMPD, ATF is committing to disarming dangerous felons and making our communities safer. Our partnerships with local law enforcement and the USAO are getting results like this 15-year federal prison sentence.”
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) and the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) investigated the case.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Joshua Judd prosecuted the case.
18:922(g)(1) and 924(a)(2) FELON IN POSSESSION OF A FIREARM
Outcome: Defendant was sentenced to 180 months to run concurrent 30 months with Jefferson Circuit Court, Case Numbers 05-CR-731 and 06-CR-2667, and 150 months consecutive with Jefferson Circuit Court, Case Numbers 05-CR-731 and 06-CR-2667; Supervised Release - 5 years; SPA $100Defendant was sentenced to 15 years in prison.